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Pierre Charles Potier arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Bourdon' on 5 May 1839. In 1840 he moved to Tauranga, later farming at Te Puna. His grandchild would marry
2016
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Emile Joseph Borel was a French sailor who became a Pakeha Maori and Te Puna settler. His son would marry the daughter of early Tauranga trader and Frenchman Louis Bidois
2016
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Frederick Butt and his brother Edward operated the Butt Brothers Phoenix Bakery and Cheap Grocery Store on The Strand in Tauranga up until the 1880s.
2016
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Genealogist and researcher Heather McLean was born in Tauranga and has lived in Tauranga for most of her life. This story was compiled during a series of interviews from 2016-2018
2016
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Botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham may have been the first non-Maori to walk over much of what is now central Tauranga on 4 December 1826 during a visit to the
2016
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Ninety-seven year old Alf Rendell has produced a stunning work in collaboration with his friend, respected Tauranga historian Fiona Kean. This very special book features aerial photographs of Tauranga and
2015
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Recently when I was at the Tauranga Presbyterian Cemetery I walked past a small headstone. It was very non descript but the wording on it had me intrigued. Who was
2015
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Philip Tapsell was a mariner, whaler and early trader. He first landed in New Zealand in 1809, arriving in Maketu in 1830. His marriage in 1823 was the first registered
2015
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When long time Bay of Plenty resident Bernard Sladden died in 1961, his collection of rare books became the property of the Tauranga Historical Society. Because of the value of
2015
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Edward Douglas was the great grandfather of Wayne McCormack, husband of Katikati historian Ellen McCormack. He ran a half-way house between Tauranga and Rotorua, known as the Bush Hotel. Story
2015
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In 1964, at the age of 93, Charles wrote a letter to his cousin in which he remembers early days at Alexandra (Pirongia since 1896). Charles was my first cousin
2015
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Alwina Clarice Hazel Garmonsway was married at age sixteen, left her abusive husband after a couple of years to live with another man, bigamously married a third man in 1925
2015
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Tauranga settler William John Douglas swallowed a galvanised staple whilst fencing. He was taken immediately to Waihi Hospital for an operation, but the staple could not be removed. William died
2015
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Sir William Herbert Herries was a parliamentarian and MP for Tauranga. He is commemorated via Herries Memorial Arch on The Strand in Tauranga.
2015
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Claudia Jarman has been described as 'one of Tauranga's most respected artists and art teachers'.
2015
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Frenchman Louis Bidois was an early Tauranga trader, arriving in the area in 1844. His adopted son, Pierre, would marry the son of Te Puna French trader Emile Joseph Borel
2015
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Koraurau was the leading chief at Otamataha Pā in Tauranga. He was killed in 1828 along with around 500 of his people when the pā was raided by iwi from
2015
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The wife of Reverend John Alexander Wilson, Anne Catherine was the first European person buried in Tauranga's Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā).
2015
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For over sixty years Alice Heron Maxwell worked tirelessly to preserve The Elms and its contents, a place that has become a true treasure and historical icon of Tauranga. She
2014
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Albert Tauranga Lemon is often purported to be the first pakeha child born in Tauranga, however as Christine Clement writes 'registration of births began in Tauranga in 1860 with two
2014